Photo: Courtesy of Gasum

Gasum opens LNG, LBG station in Tuve, Sweden

The Nordic energy company Gasum has expanded its infrastructure in Sweden with a new LNG, LBG fueling station in Tuve, Gothenburg.

Gasum opens LNG, LBG station in Tuve, Sweden
Courtesy of Gasum

The new station serves heavy-duty vehicles by providing liquefied natural gas (LNG) and liquefied biogas (LBG) as low-emission fuels.

Developed in cooperation with Volvo, the station further enables the transition to cleaner energy sources in the road transport sector, Gasum said in a statement on Thursday.

The new station is located at a major heavy transport hub near the Volvo truck plant and close to the Port of Gothenburg.

“The Nordic gas ecosystem is developing rapidly. We are investing in the gas filling station network as well as in the entire gas value chain and biogas production. These all are needed in order to secure a reliable supply and availability of gas to meet market demand,” says Johanna Lamminen, CEO, Gasum.

Gas is rapidly becoming a preferred fuel in the transport sector globally. LNG ships are becoming the first choice in the maritime sector and several countries incentivize the conversion from diesel to gas in the road transport sector, Gasum noted in its statement. This is why the demand for a comprehensive filling station network is growing steadily.

Located near the Port of Gothenburg, the filling station creates further opportunities for heavy-duty transport to switch to cleaner energy. Today, there are already more than 170 LNG trucks in use in Sweden and the number is rapidly increasing along with the gas filling station network and different incentives for low emission solutions.

“Today, liquefied gas trucks are the most commercially viable alternative to ordinary diesel for heavy long-haul operations in Europe. With the growing gas network in the Nordic region, it’s now possible for many of our customers to switch to more sustainable logistics solutions with our liquefied gas trucks. In our own business operation, we can transport Volvo truck cabs from Umeå to Tuve in a sustainable logistics chain, where biogas is an important component,” explains Martin Lundstedt, president and CEO AB Volvo.

Climate targets driving demand for low-emission fuels

The transition to cleaner energy is accelerating as Sweden actively works towards national and EU climate goals. Under new EU regulation, average CO2 emissions from new HDVs must be 15 per cent lower in 2025 than in 2019.

Looking forward, in 2030, emissions must be at least 30 per cent lower, thereby making LNG and LBG highly attractive fuel choices for logistics companies.